Re: Analog vs. Digital defined

Brian Atkins (
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 16:46:56 -0500

Has anyone played around with the Wavelan stuff from Lucent? They
seem to have some nice antennas on their site...

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, David C. Harris wrote:
> > Can you point me to any online material about the electronics used in
> > sending audio signals over fiber optics? Here in Palo Alto a bunch of
> > us are trying to figure out the best way to bring high speed data
> > connectivity to our homes. The businesses already have optic fibers,
> If you are talking about a
> 0. Plain (Fast)Ethernet. Switching hubs cheap now. Take care of ground
> loops. Had at least 2 cards fried in the building yesterday since no
> proper ground.
> 1. Line-of-sight laser (NIR-LED) links. Making PPP over an IrDa booster
> should get you started. Concave cosmetical mirrors make great
> improvised optics in VIS and NIR range.
> 2. DIY microwave cellular (can use existing LNBs/dishes?)
> 2.5 (uwave) HAM packet radio
> 3. any other ideas?
> 'gene
> P.S. Monomode and gradient plastic fiber in pipeline now. Coherency @ GBit
> length roughly 300 m, which does mean many hops.
> > but at high cost. I'm interested in using Fast Ethernet, but splicing
> > optic fiber in place of the Category 5 wires for those homeowners who
> > want to "future proof" their connection.

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